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The Original Black Russian

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Black History Quiz
The Original Black Russian
By Jim Stroud • Issue #75 • View online
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What was his name?
_______________ was a 19th-century Russian poet, novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. He is remembered as the founder of modern Russian literature, and his works have been adapted into operas by several Russian composers. Raised in a neglected environment, _________ began his literary pursuits at an early age. However, he eventually became rebellious in his compositions. His works began reflecting political humor and infuriated the ruling government.
As a result, __________ was sent into exile. While in exile, he explored various literary circles and became an integral part of them. He also indulged in gambling and drinking. After almost 6 years of exile, ___________ was finally released from deportation, but the tsar applied censorship to his writings.
__________ had a tumultuous marriage and suspected his wife of infidelity. His hatred for his wife’s admirers ultimately caused his death.
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